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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'

    'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'
    August Wilson, a great American writer of great American plays, and a great African American writer of great African American plays, gets the "American Masters" treatment in "The Ground on Which I Stand," an edition of the series "American Masters," premiering Friday on PBS.
  • Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin

    Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin
    The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...

    Ruth E. Carter's meeting with Spike Lee changed everything

    "Selma" costume designer Ruth E. Carter never set out to work in Hollywood. Even while living in a tiny apartment in Los Angeles' Koreatown in the 1980s, Carter found herself not on film sets, but working for local theater companies and designing for...

    Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

    It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong'o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called "dark beauty." Nyong'o, who so dazzled Hollywood and the Oscar-viewing public through awards season, spoke...

    Dustin Hoffman, Spike Lee added to TCM Classic Film Festival

    Dustin Hoffman, Spike Lee added to TCM Classic Film Festival
    Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee are the latest celebrities to be added to the star-studded lineup of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood March 26-29. Hoffman will participate in an extended discussion with Alec...